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Should I plug my iPhone 5s in after water damage?

So I was wearing my boardshorts all day with my phone in my pocket and had gotten used to it. I totally forgot my phone in my pocket and jumped into my pool without noticing the phone. After 30 minutes of me and and my phone sitting in the pool I got out and felt the phone in my pocket and freaked out. So right away I went home and put the phone in rice.( I know its probably already dead but whats the harm in trying). So its been 48 hours since my phone was put in rice and i tried turing the iPhone on but it will not turning on. I pretty sure there is no water inside. Should i plug in my phone to the charger to see if it will charge? When i went to the pool it was at like 55%.

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Do not try and charge the phone. Instead disassemble the phone and remove the battery. Next remove the motherboard and clean it with 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol and a soft bristle brush (Unused toothbrush). Also clean the cable ends and any other parts. The isopropyl alcohol helps remove minerals left behind by water when it dries. Minerals in water will corrode metal components in the phone or can cause shorting if not removed. There are plenty of instructional videos on YouTube that can show you how to clean your phone with isopropyl alcohol.

You should buy a new battery as this is the first thing that usually fails. Make sure there is no obvious damage to the motherboard like burn marks from shorting or damaged components. If not get a new battery and reassemble the phone to test if it functions properly. Good luck and hope this information helps.

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Thank you so much for the help!!!!

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Your welcome Josh. I've been in the same situation. Most people recommend rice but it really don't do much of anything. I found the isopropyl trick years ago and try to help others with liquid damage. I also forgot to mention that their are liquid damage guides on this site too. Hope you get the phone working again.

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When dealing with water and electronics, it is bet to give the device lots of time to completely dry out. After a less extreme dunking in water it took 4 days for a phone to completely dry out. If possible wait up to a week with the phone in uncooked, dry rice to make sure that it is completely dry to attempt to mitigate any shorting due to water stuck deep inside of the phone. Take a look at iFixit's Electronics Water Damage page for more information. The idea is to be patient and save the device, not to rush and possibly damage it further.

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